If it's a CD, the OS isn't the problem. The problem would have to be with the disc, CD drive, or the media player.
In any case, the first thing I would do, is run the scan I mentioned above.http://support.microsoft.com/gp/cd_dvd_drive_problems
By the way, restore discs are tailored to the specific computer they came with. They have drivers on them for that hardware. They aren't full retail copies. So, no, you wouldn't be able to use them.